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Helping you through your


Taking the first step in securing legal representation for your divorce is an emotional acknowledgment that your marriage is at an end. At the Law Office of Barbara Graham, LLC, I understand that my clients come to me after months and years of emotional stress. They may not be at their best in making decisions. My job is to guide them through the process and take a thoughtful approach to life-changing issues.

For protection of your rights and a focus on your children’s best interests, contact my law office at 314-725-7600.

Committed to Your Needs and Goals

At your first meeting at my St. Louis-area law firm, I spend time with you to discuss what brought you to my office and what you want for your future. I discuss your needs and your goals. From there, I explain the process to you and give you an idea of the length of time and costs. If children are involved, I will encourage you to keep them out of the middle of any dispute between you and your spouse.

Educating you on what needs to be done makes you an active partner in your divorce case. You can control your own destiny and make an uncertain future more secure.

Resolving Issues in Your Divorce

During a divorce, there are many issues that need to be resolved. This includes:

  • How will your marital assets and debts be divided?
  • How much child support is needed?
  • Will you and your spouse share joint custody of your children or will one parent have sole custody?
  • How will a physical custody schedule be worked out?
  • Should one spouse receive spousal support?
  • If there has been abuse, is an order of protection necessary?

These are just a few of the common questions that can arise during the course of a divorce. Every divorce is different, and you may have questions that are unique to your situation. When you work with me and my firm, I will work with you to understand your goals, address your concerns and provide you with straightforward advice throughout your divorce.

End of Marriage - Divorce Attorney St. Louis

When and Where Can You File for Divorce in Missouri?

You must live in Missouri for at least 90 days before you may file for divorce, and you can file your divorce petition in the county where either spouse lives. You must then wait at least 30 days after filing the petition before the court will grant a judgment of dissolution.

Missouri is a no-fault divorce state, which means that for the court to hear the case, the person filing the petition must only show (usually by stating such in the petition) that the marriage is irretrievably broken.

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